Definitions for Classicˈklæs ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of the first or highest quality, class, or rank:
a classic piece of work.
serving as a standard, model, or guide:
a classic method of teaching.
Ref: classical (defs. 1, 2). 1 2
of or adhering to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods:
a classic example of cubism.
the classic rules of conduct.
of enduring interest, quality, or style:
a classic design.
of literary or historical renown:
the classic haunts of famous writers.
traditional or typical:
a classic comedy routine.
a classic text on biology.
of or pertaining to automobiles distinguished by excellent styling, engineering, and workmanship, esp. those built 1925–1948.
(n.)an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.
an author or literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.
classics, the literature and languages of ancient Greece and Rome (often prec. by the).
an artist or artistic production considered a standard.
a work honored as definitive in its field.
something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering:
Your reply was a classic.
an article, as of clothing, unchanging in style.
a typical or traditional event, esp. one that is considered to be highly prestigious or the most important of its kind.
Archaic. a classicist.
Origin of classic:
1605–15; (< F classique) < L classicus belonging to a class, esp. the first class
a creation of the highest excellence
an artist who has created classic works
authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)
of recognized authority or excellence
"the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
"classic Cinese pottery"
classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic(adj)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
"classical mythology"; "classical
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
typical or common
a classic example of a bad translation
popular and considered to be good quality
a classic novel
a classic dinner jacket
a popular and high quality film, book, etc.
A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.
An artistic work of lasting worth
A major, long-standing sporting event
exemplary of a particular style
exhibiting timeless quality
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Origin: From classique, from classicus, from classis
alt. of Classical
a work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language
one learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3700
Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Nouns Frequency: #2202
Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Adjectives Frequency: #498
Translations for Classic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
standard or best
the classic example.
- clássicoPortuguese (BR)
- κλασικός, χαρακτηριστικόςGreek
- نمونه؛ عالیFarsi
- सर्वोच्च कोटि काHindi
- fyrsta flokks;úrvals-Icelandic
- klasikinis, tipiškasLithuanian
- parauga-; priekšzīmīgsLatvian
- contoh klasikMalay
- klasyczny, typowyPolish
- نمونه؛ عالیPersian
- كلاسيك، لرغاونى،اصلى ميارى اثر: لومړى درجه: دپخوانۍ روم او يو نان كلتور ته منسوب. نامتو ليكوال يا كتابPashto
- klâsik, en üstün, birinciTurkish
- 標準的Chinese (Trad.)
- معیاری ، اعلیٰ درجے کاUrdu
- hạng nhấtVietnamese
- 标准的Chinese (Simp.)
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